It Shouldn’t Happen (to a Dog) Review

I wasn’t sure how to review this book because it was a bit different from what I am used to reading.  This book was mostly a comic.  It was written about a soldier who somehow turns into a dog and loses himself along the way.  He then accepts himself and eventually turns back into a man.

It was an interesting and short read.  I enjoyed it to an extent but I didn’t really understand what was going on.  The drawings were cute and likeable but overall not something that I would normally read

I received a copy from NetGalley for review


My True Love Gave to Me Review

I recently finished My True Love Gave to Me by several different authors.  This is a compilation of holiday short stories and I will review each one separately.

Midnights by Rainbow Rowell: I really liked this story.  It was a good opening story that was pretty cute and made me wish it was a whole book.  Rainbow Rowell is now one of my favorite authors because I have yet to read something by her that I don’t like. 5/5

The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link: I didn’t really like this story.  It was a little confusing and I felt like it shouldn’t have been a short story.  If it had more detail or at least left me with no questions at the end, I think I would have liked this story a little more than I did. 2/5

Angels in the Snow by Matt de la Pena: I thought this was another cute story.  This one left you feeling like it could go either way and that that was ok.  I liked how the characters developed and I was able to picture every scene in my head perfectly. 5/5

Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me by Jenny Han: I didn’t like this story.  It made sense but I guess I just didn’t like the story itself.  Even for a short story, this story seemed too short. 1/5

It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins: This was probably my favorite story.  I really liked both of the characters and the fact that there was so much detail stuffed into this one story.  The idea was semi unrealistic but it was cute and I enjoyed it. 5/5

Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan: This story was a little confusing to me.  Unlike the others, this wasn’t exactly a love story.  It had a couple in it and it had some parts of love but it was mostly about the girl and her sister and the guy who dressed up as Santa.  As cute as it was, it was just alright in the end. 3/5

Krampuslauf by Holly Black: This story took me by surprise.  This one had bits of fantasy locked into it and it was good it just didn’t exactly fit in my opinion.  It was one that really stuck out to me though in a good way. 3/5

What the Hell have you done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman: I didn’t really like this one too much.  It was cute but not something that I thought was a good idea.  She had no idea who this kid was and she wasn’t from the area and even though everything he did for her was really sweet it just didn’t seem like a good idea to get into a car with someone she didn’t know.  4/5

Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire: I thought this one was interesting.  It seemed slightly all over the place.  This kid was branded a troublemaker and then in a few weeks he turns around and is this great kid? It was nice but it seemed like the kid didn’t know himself very well. 3/5

Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White: I really enjoyed this story.  It was sweet and one of my favorites. 5/5

Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter: I really liked this one as well.  I don’t think that a parent wouldn’t put a search warrant out for their missing kid, even if it was only a legal guardian.  4/5

The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: This story surprised me.  When I first started reading it, I thought that this story was going to suck and that I would hate it.  It was so out there and weird that I didn’t think I would finish it.  But the more I read the better and more interesting it became to the point where I really enjoyed it in the end. Stick through it. 3/5